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Operation Combat Bikesaver Inc

Veteran Impact Services

CROWN POINT, IN   |  www.combatbikesaver.org

Mission

To lower the suicide rate and prevent homelessness by providing therapeutic, hands-on, in-person programs for Veterans suffering from PTSD / TBI / and/or depression.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Mr Jason Zaideman

Main address

1670 E north Street

CROWN POINT, IN 46307 USA

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EIN

47-5307287

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hotrod Therapy

Operation Combat Bikesaver provides a workshop for Veterans suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression. This workshop includes trained individuals skilled in various areas of Motorcycle fabrication, restoration, and customization to help teach candidates that there is more to life than negativity. Once the project is completed by the candidate, it is theirs to keep or donate to another candidate of their choosing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A Veteran Peer Support group for all Veterans that need to get it off your chest or you’re looking for a different perspective on your post service life or you just miss that comradery, talking with other Vets or just want to help your fellow Vets by sharing what works for you.

We’re Vets helping Vets though everyday challenges with various methods in coping / maintaining and moderating those stressors and triggers.

Our end goal is to help each veteran find a way to pursue the happiness, we fought for and deserve. We’re impact and solution driven. We are problem solvers together as a team. We’re organic and authentic to the military way and we stay until we know that every veteran is on a path to success. No one gets left behind.

We read you *Lima Charlie*.

Population(s) Served

Providing reliable transportation to Veterans in need since 2017

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Unemployed people
Military personnel
Veterans
Unemployed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of eligible clients who report having access to an adequate array of services and supports

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Eligible clients require a DD-214 honorable discharge from a military branch. Most veterans do not have adequate services or support. We provide the service and support or find it for them.

Number of mentors recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers fluctuate due to volunteer time and limited funding to hire regular mentors and staff.

Hours of mentoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As we add different types of programs to our schedule each week these numbers increase. Ex: In 2020 we were only open for one day for a session (52) In 2021 we opened for 2 separate sessions(104).

Number of veterans who report a decrease in depression

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Collected by optional surveys. #'s are much higher due to verbal reports of their near peer results.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on sign-ins to programs. #'s are relatively higher due to counseling and mentoring accomplished off campus. These are just the #'s collected.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Collected by participants signing into programs each week. 4 active programs to chose from - no max. #'s equates to continued need for guidance and assistance which equates to the prevention.

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is based on optional surveys that veterans can fill out if they want to. It is not mandatory for participants to fill this out. It is also hard to collect data based on verbal recommendations.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Operation Combat Bikesaver provides a workshop, general safe haven, and camaraderie filled stomping ground for Veterans suffering from PTSD / TBI / and/or depression. This workshop includes trained individuals skilled in various areas of Motorcycle fabrication, restoration, and customization to help teach candidates that there is more to life than settling for the life they currently live swallowed up by monotonous black hole of depression, isolation, and self-medication that often comes with being a disabled Veteran. Once a Veteran completes any project or piece of art, it is theirs to keep or donate to another Veteran or family member of their choosing at no cost to the Veteran.

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:

to provide instruction on various aspects of customizing a motorcycle to persons with  PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.

to provide facilities, equipment, trained individuals, safe environment, and family atmosphere for participants to engage in an escape or distraction from the effects of suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.

to provide opportunities for participants to engage in recreational, team building, self-  worth, satisfaction of accomplishing something they thought they never could by building something from nothing.

to be a “big brother” of sorts to these participants.

to lower suicide rates amongst the combat veterans suffering from PTSD and or TBI.

to sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that promote PTSD and/or  TBI and/or depression, Veteran themed.


There are some amazing things in life that can truly put anyone on the path to finding that happiness again. Here at OCB we would love nothing more than to show you how to obtain that happiness through creative projects in a likeminded Veteran family atmosphere. Heroes that have completed the program have the opportunity to share what they have learned with others just starting the program. Sharing these newly obtained skills combined with a restored camaraderie that truly gives a sense of security and brotherhood are some of the most fulfilling things that truly heal the mind and soul.

The success of our distraction therapy in our workshops has lead us to create the goals of increasing our programs and services. We are working around the clock to help stop the 22 a day. Our board and day to day operation volunteers are venturing out to create additional programs to service veterans. Our FAT program, is helping veterans transform their lives through Fitness and Tranquility, building our Blaster program and rolling out a corporate partnership program.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Operation Combat Bikesaver Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Richard Stamper

Operation Combat Bikesaver

Term: 2023 - 2022

Richard C Stamper

Jason Zaideman

Nicole Gladstone

Tammy Todd

Tyler Johnson

Lindsey Zaideman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/14/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/16/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.